Mormons and ERA

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) has a long history beginning in 1923. It is still not part of the U.S. Constitution. This would guarantee constitutional equality of the sexes. The LDS Church had an impact on the bill’s inability to be ratified by the arbitrary deadline, yet there has been a recent shift within the Church. With the Women’s Marches, #MeToo movement, and growing numbers of female representation in our government, the ERA is back in the spotlight. We will discuss the history of the ERA, why and how the ERA is still relevant, and what it will take to be ratified.

Anissa Rasheta, Rebecca McHood, Sara Vranes, Kalani Tonga